Announced earlier today, New York-based anime convention Anime NYC 2018 is working together with BANDAI NAMCO Arts to bring legendary That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime director Yasuhito Kikuchi and character designer Ryoma Ebata to this year’s convention ahead of the upcoming anime’s October 2018 airing. Both guests are seasoned veterans within the ever-changing anime industry and have been seen working together in the past on titles such as Madoka Magica, Gunbuster, and Macross Frontier.
Originally penned as a novel series by author Fuse in 2013, the work would eventually be adapted into a manga series in 2015. Now with over eight volumes to the manga’s name, and thirteen volumes in the novel, the series has rapidly risen to become one of Japan’s most popular titles. During the time of writing, there are over 5.5 million editions in print of the series, certainly outdoing what you’d expect from its usually low-level namesake.
Taking place at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan from November 16 – 18, those interested in checking out just what Yasuhito Kikuchi and Ryoma Ebata have been working so hard on can check out Anime NYC’s official website. Additionally, further information on the upcoming That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime anime series can check out its official website.